May 20, 2010 9:25 PM Subscribe
Letters to an Absent Father
posted by wander (21 comments total)
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is a wonderful and touching comic strip that "takes place from the perspective of Ash Ketchum as he writes a letter to the father that he never met".
The comic is by Mare Odomo
, who has a lot of other interesting illustration, design, and comic work on his website, which is definitely worth a look.
I linked to the 4cr page because they already did such an excellent job of writing up the comic, and because they thoughtfully put all the available comics all on one page. However, I'd also recommend going to Odomo's flickr page
, not only to see the comics in larger sizes (and for the delightful numbering system), but also to read the interesting notes he adds to each comic. The notes hint at what the comic is drawing upon from the author's own life, which I think is what's able to give these simple comics so much power.
Bonus unrelated but Pokemon-related story
, because while it's not enough for a post by itself, it's a good story definitely worth reading.